Posted August 21, 2012 on AP on Fox
Scotsman Paul Lawrie clinched a place on the European Ryder Cup team, 13 years after making his debut in the competition. The 43-year-old Lawrie last played in the Ryder Cup in 1999, and secured his presence in Jose Maria Olazabal's side this year when Sergio Garcia won the delayed Wyndham Championship in North Carolina on Monday. Lawrie is fourth on the European qualifying points table and now cannot be unseated no matter the outcome of this week's final qualifying events - the Johnnie Walker Championship on the European Tour and the Barclays Championship on the PGA Tour. ''It's nice and absolutely done,'' said Lawrie. ''So chuffed to be in the team. It's been a long time. It's been 13 years since I played last time, so can't wait.'' Lawrie will likely be the oldest player on either team. ''There have been older players that have played in the Ryder Cup and I'm 43 but it's unique not to have played in it s...
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